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Deborah Morton Willis

July 24, 1952 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 69)


Deborah Morton Willis, 69, of Gloucester, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, peacefully at home.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 13th, at Munden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday, June 12th, at Munden Funeral Home.

Deborah was born on July 24, 1952, in Morehead City, North Carolina, to the late Odell and Lorraine Morton. Known by many in our community, Deborah worked for the Carteret County School System as a Cafeteria Manager for over 30 years. It goes without saying that her love for cooking was enjoyed by all. One of her favorite hobbies was gardening and planting, her plants thrived with her amazing green thumb.

Deborah was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Morehead City. She will be affectionately remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, and proud grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Willis of the home; sons, Mark Morton and wife Tara of Morehead City and Daniel Willis of Morehead City; brother, Ronald Morton and wife Nancy of Long Island, NY; grandchildren, Ashley Morton, Emilie Morton, Tristan Bowen and Brooklyn Morton; and furry friends, 3 dogs and 1 cat.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


June 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
June 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Interment Following Funeral Service
June 13, 2022

Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570

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